Empowering a new generation: how governments and businesses can unlock a $1 trillion prize.
Every person is born with potential: the key is unlocking that potential. So, how can we provide opportunities that empower young people to take ownership over their own future outcomes?
You can download our new Young Workers Index report by clicking below, where we discuss how governments and businesses can reap the rewards from playing their part in making this happen. You can also explore key findings from the research and use our new interactive tool to delve deeper into the data below.
Our new research shows how well each of the OECD countries are developing the economic potential of youth and how this has changed over time. We also estimate the potential economic gain from getting young people into employment, education or training. Here are five key findings you need to know:
Use our new interactive data tool to explore how your country compares in the Young Workers Index by simply clicking on your country and year of choice. You can also find out how labour market trends have changed over time, such as youth unemployment rates and educational participation.
The statistics in our research reveal some important trends. But we shouldn't forget that these trends will have a long-term impact on the life opportunities of real people on the ground. We've provided four illustrative examples below of how the experience of young people can vary across countries. These are hypothetical cases, but reflect aspects of our research findings for each of these countries.